Paul S Johnston

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We report the design and construction of a cavity enhanced absorption spectrometer using broadband Brewster's angle prism retroreflectors and a spatially coherent 500 nm to >1.75 microm supercontinuum excitation source. Using prisms made from fused silica an effective cavity reflectivity of >99.99% at 1.064 microm was achieved. A proof of principle(More)
The design of a high finesse optical cavity made from two prism retroreflectors is fully described. Optical beam propagation calculations to determine the specification of prism angles and relative dimensions, the size of the astigmatic TEM00 beam as it propagates in the cavity, and the sensitivity of the optic axis to changes in prism alignment and(More)
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